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by pugman211
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 199
Views: 42568

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

Yes. Current Beluga can carry 2 sets of wings. The A320 wings are just under 17 metres long.

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by pugman211
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 199
Views: 42568

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

Does anyone know the length of the cargo hold for the XL? I've heard a rumour that they are trying to squeeze 3 sets of A320 family wings in one trip.

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by pugman211
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 100954

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

Well done Airbus! That was a great air show for them. Now let's get these built. :mrgreen:

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by pugman211
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 81932

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread

Well done Boeing! That was a great air show for them.

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The order of the show right there. Only to secure A330 neo production which is ramping down at present.

qf789 wrote:
AirAsia X confirms 66 A330neo order, orders 34 more, 100 in total

https://twitter.com/thatjohn/status/1019887338447626240

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by pugman211
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet Receive their First A321neo
Replies: 42
Views: 6954

Re: easyJet Receive their First A321neo

I think they both took delivery the same day? So far I've seen 6 ACF'S for easyJet. They seem to be pushing them through quite quick for now. I don't think that's correct, in fact you seem to be completely wrong about that: It's not used on the Airbus prototypes or the aircraft delivered to LH, VX, ...

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by pugman211
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air 773 suffers from broken axle on landing at NRT
Replies: 69
Views: 15680

Re: Korean Air 773 suffers from broken axle on landing at NRT

Surely ATC would of notified the crew they had smoke coming from the R/H main gear which would then cause the crew to check instruments etc. I would also imagine that anti skid warning from that axle too

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by pugman211
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 332
Views: 89677

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

SteelChair wrote:
LockheedBBD wrote:
According to some folks on Twitter/Facebook, flight test aircraft #8 (CS300) is at an Airbus facility in Europe to get a repaint/new livery.


Linky?



Search @airbus on twitter.

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by pugman211
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 199
Views: 42568

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

Bricktop wrote:
LoganTheBogan wrote:
She's out of paint! Airbus released a teaser video. Unveiling tomorrow.

Why are you teasing us about a teaser video to which you do not link? ;)



The teaser video can be found on Twitter @airbus, possibly on the Airbus website too.

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by pugman211
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 490
Views: 136214

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Saw components for ANZ's first A321 Neo this week. I imagine FAL should start just before or straight after summer shut down.

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by pugman211
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 199
Views: 42568

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

The first Beluga XL is scheduled to leave the paint shop on the 26th of June. That why they where washing it last week. https://farm2.static.flickr.com/1729/28911142148_735b8e4ded_b.jpg https://hiveminer.com/Tags/beluga%2Cxl They were checking for water leaks haha

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by pugman211
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 199
Views: 42568

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

The blast fences at Broughton are gonna dampen things a little bit. But I can confirm that work has begun in the runway in preparation.

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by pugman211
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A320-neo whine and sound
Replies: 7
Views: 1638

Re: The A320-neo whine and sound

All new A320 family aircraft whether neo or not have the vortex generators over the fuel vents fitted from the factory as standard. For nearly 2 years or so now.

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by pugman211
Wed May 30, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 490
Views: 136214

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

LoganTheBogan wrote:
When are the first NEOs for ANZ supposed to enter FAL or roll out?



Next few months I believe....

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by pugman211
Tue May 29, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 490
Views: 136214

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

It hasn't started final assembly yet as far as I know. All Indigo frames I have seen are A320's so far. Do you have an MSN for It? I believe it is due this year however. Pug Does anyone have any info on the first A321 for Indigo Airlines? Some one I know mention it was in final assembly. Is this tru...

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by pugman211
Tue May 29, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 199
Views: 42568

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

Saw a post on Twitter today saying that the XL goes into paint this week.

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by pugman211
Fri May 18, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 54
Views: 8925

Re: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Now the neo wings are very different from the ceo wings.

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by pugman211
Fri May 18, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 54
Views: 8925

Re: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

There is no difference in the wings. All wings that roll off the line since circa 2013 are capable of being fitted with sharklets even if the wingtip fences have been fitted iirc.

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by pugman211
Fri May 18, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 54
Views: 8925

Re: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

There is loads of ceo's still on order. We're manufacturing around 4 every week roughly at present. In fact, very recently there was a set of wings manufactured which had the old wingtip fences fitted instead of sharklets.

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by pugman211
Wed May 16, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 164
Views: 38353

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

Nice little update ikolkyo. Thank you. Funny how the latest new programs have adopted horizontal wing building.

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by pugman211
Wed May 09, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Corporate Jet ACJ321LR, Scheduled ?
Replies: 34
Views: 4600

Re: Airbus Corporate Jet ACJ321LR, Scheduled ?

As I posted in the A320 production thread, the first A320 Neo ACJ is about to start final assembly within the next month or 2.

I have not seen anything about an A321 Neo ACJ though.

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by pugman211
Mon May 07, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 490
Views: 136214

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

That's a very good example of the differences between the A321 models now available, soon to be the only option available. EasyJet is the airline with the most in production so far although I don't think they have finished build at the FAL yet.

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by pugman211
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considering re-branding CSeries as A200
Replies: 129
Views: 20827

Re: Airbus considering re-branding CSeries as A200

A311, A313, A315 The A3 part is Airbus heritage so why not keep it? The 1 represents 1 Aisle (yes I realise that the A320 doesn't have 2 aisles,) Or maybe single class or something etc The second 1, 3 or 5 (if built) represents the CS family orientation. At the end of the day, we could come up with ...

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by pugman211
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 490
Views: 136214

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Ok, so 2 A321's for EasyJet are in the production phase (should start FAL soon ) and I think they are taking 5 this year, possibly more

Also, the first A320 Neo ACJ ( corporate jet) will start assembly in the coming months. All frames will be assembled at Hamburg.

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by pugman211
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways/Air Italy decline paint job of first A330 into new livery, first 737MAX8 painting revealed
Replies: 76
Views: 20242

Re: Qatar Airways/Air Italy decline paint job of first A330 into new livery, first 737MAX8 painting revealed

The A330 tail looks either sized wrong forxthe surface area, or the livery was upside down. The small maroon patches were on the wrong side of the blue rectangles.

Hard to say without better photo's of the A330

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by pugman211
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 118139

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

This photo does show awfully a lot of damage even to the wing. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DbBrG9_XUAYBEOh.jpg That window frame is definitely distorted on the lower aft edge on the silver frame. But it also looks like it is forced outwards, possibly from the body of the deceased. Could the glass h...

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by pugman211
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Static Wick
Replies: 11
Views: 1347

Re: Static Wick

Interestingly, recently I've noticed that new A320 neo's were being manufactured without the static wicks on the trailing edge of the fairings. At first, we thought it was a mod for the neo's, but even ceo's don't have them on the fairings anymore. The ones fitted to the ailerons are still present....

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by pugman211
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Static Wick
Replies: 11
Views: 1347

Re: Static Wick

Interestingly, recently I've noticed that new A320 neo's were being manufactured without the static wicks on the trailing edge of the fairings. At first, we thought it was a mod for the neo's, but even ceo's don't have them on the fairings anymore. The ones fitted to the ailerons are still present.

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by pugman211
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 490
Views: 136214

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

The first A321 Neo (A321-251NX) for EasyJet will be starting assembly soon. The aircraft is also the next A321 ACF customer, delivery due for summer this year.

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by pugman211
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 164
Views: 38353

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

Note there is no non-normal procedure for inflight wing folding. All non-normals are for ground operations. Assuming there is one, I would expect it would have to wait until the test frames are flying to identify the conditions and effects. Well, Boeing have stated they will automatically fold up w...

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by pugman211
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger experiences of A320Neo engine failure
Replies: 7
Views: 2294

Re: Passenger experiences of A320Neo engine failure

My misunderstanding of the issue, I assumed the seal was further back in the engine. It all makes sense now.

Thank you all.

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by pugman211
Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger experiences of A320Neo engine failure
Replies: 7
Views: 2294

Re: Passenger experiences of A320Neo engine failure

Ok, so the questions from that article, which I think is highly over exaggerated btw, 1, does an IFSD cause extreme vibrations in the cabin? If so why? The engine should just be windmilling. 2, what caused the 'loud bang' a compressor stall? 3, when the knife edge seal fails, what effect does this h...

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by pugman211
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 674
Views: 161513

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

qf789 wrote:
Back in January in between the B1 and B2 flights for Qantas 789 VH-ZNC it went on a photo shoot over Seattle, below are some of the images


Man, those wings are beautifully slim. Thanks for the pics.

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by pugman211
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 199
Views: 42568

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

It was wet landing conditions at Broughton which were the main factors.

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by pugman211
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 490
Views: 136214

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Yes! Come on Pratt, let's go!

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by pugman211
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines
Replies: 230
Views: 50883

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

The real question is what causes the IFSD? Is it a software issue (wasn't the software changed with the mod or was that just the rotor bowing issue) or is it a mechanical issue, whether it be an evolution of an existing problem or a new issue.

Either way, a lot of neo's are flowing down the lines.

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by pugman211
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 164
Views: 38353

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

Ha, I've just watched that 25 minute live feed on Twitter. Was very interesting. I like it Boeing.

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by pugman211
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 205858

Re: LH introduces revised livery

The new scheme will now go to an all white top and bottom wing, including fairings too. They aren't the first customer to request this scheme and probably won't be the last either. While, as someone pointed out, long-gone Ansett had it, no other airline (maybe a few small exotics I don´t know of as...

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by pugman211
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 205858

Re: LH introduces revised livery

Lufthansa used to adopt a white/grey colour scheme on the wings where the split used to follow the centre line of the leading and trailing edge of the wing. The new scheme will now go to an all white top and bottom wing, including fairings too. They aren't the first customer to request this scheme a...

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by pugman211
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Embraer and Boeing Partnership confirmed
Replies: 665
Views: 75363

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

I hope that is not the case because that sounds like Boeing will close the parts they don't control and what is to stop Boeing moving the fal/jobs to the U.S.?

Surely that is a very desperate move ?

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by pugman211
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 41906

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

The A321 ACF is a big hit by the looks of things. Alot of frames are planned for the next 2 years and then it becomes standard option, and I reckon that will be nearly 50% of annual deliveries.

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by pugman211
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96346

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!!!!!!!! Get in Bombardier

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by pugman211
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon
Replies: 181
Views: 36783

Re: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon

A lot of damage to that aircraft. 2 new engines/pylon(s), new landing gear (I imagine they will replace them all), and new d-nose sections and L/E slats on the right wing, plus T/E flaps and fairings too. Doable?? Absolutely, cost effective? Maybe not. I have no idea on aircraft valuations.

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by pugman211
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 135
Views: 24761

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

AF is still taking a few deliveries of brand new ceo's. One went down the line last month.

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by pugman211
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 87125

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

Also a question; does someone know how many plain painting facilities world wide are suitable for the A380? There are two in Hamburg. I don't know if Toulouse has some, on maps I count two or three. Have MRO companies build A380 painting facilities and hangars? I think Emirates are building their o...

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by pugman211
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 199
Views: 42568

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

So, Beluga XL No.1 is structurally complete, and advanced onto systems testing, and assembly of No.2 has started judging by the photo in the posts above.

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by pugman211
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 199
Views: 42568

Re: Airbus A330 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

reidar76 wrote:
Is the Beluga cargo hold pressurized?



No. There is another hatch in the hold to gain access to below the cargo deck.

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by pugman211
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 199
Views: 42568

Re: Airbus A330 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

According to wiki, the Beluga XL is nearly 7 meters longer than it's predecessor, it sits 1.6 meter higher, and I think the cargo hold is 6ft bigger at its widest point?

Happy to be corrected if any info is wrong.

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by pugman211
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rolls out first A321neo ACF
Replies: 54
Views: 15725

Re: Airbus rolls out first A321neo ACF

Who is the first customer / next MSN for the type?

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by pugman211
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 199
Views: 42568

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing - 2018

I don't believe it will venture to Mobile under normal ops, but who knows, if a emergency situation arose. I believe the main purpose of the Beluga XL is to carry 2 A350 wings at the same time, as opposed to a single wing the current Beluga can carry The main purpose is to take over from the older ...

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